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|Whacky Chocolate Orange!|
|by Farah 'Fairy' Mahdzan
(1-Oct-2003) | Readers Say
There was one chocolate that I grew particularly fond of when I was living in America and no, it wasn't American made. This favorite chocolate of mine is imported from England and was delightfully packaged to look like a fruit that many of us recognize as a good source of vitamin C. Needless to say the chocolate quickly became our staple food for munching during study time or get-togethers, and later on we became paranoid about sharing the stuff because it was so darn good!
Unable to find the chocolates in question here in Malaysia, I was hysterically delighted to receive a slightly squished box of this Godsend chocolate recently from a friend who had just returned from the USA. Without Jida's generous deed you wouldn't be sitting here wondering what insane junk food review have I gotten around to writing this time, now would you? And certainly without Jida I wouldn't have developed such a craving for this delectible piece of chocolate! She was the one who brought it to our house in the first place!
Boys and girls, I give you, Terry's Chocolate Orange! Not yours, not mine, but Terry's! Haha, but it's mine now. Mine!
My handsome assistant E.T. has graciously agreed to model with my unopened box of Chocolate Orange in exchange for some metal junk and a broken radio he found inside our tool shed (I wonder...). Together we shall reveal to you the inside out of this marvelous tasting chocolate in its entire orange shape splendor.
Mr. Terry sure didn't name this the "Chocolate Orange" for nothing! It certainly looks like an orange with its orange metallic wrapping and all.
We're not exactly supposed to unwrap this chocolate bugger just quite yet but since you're our favorite reader, oh heck, we peeled away a little bit of the orange wrapping to show you what was hidden inside. Shhh.. be vewy vewy quiet.
See that reader? It's the chocolate ooooooooorange! But how on earth do you eat it? Do you pick it up and start eating it like an uncut apple? Sure, the thought of biting into the delicious-smelling, thick spherical chocolate flavored with a dash of orange might turn some people on, but physically could your jaw really open that wide?? Oh, however does one eat this thing!
Wait! E.T.'s spotted instructions on the side of the Chocolate Orange box, good going alien dude! Two simple pictorial instructions that simply say Whack and Unwrap, and Solid chocolate segments with a tantalizing orange taste (damn straight!). *Shudder* I don't know about you but I'm absolutely melting for some chocolate orange right about now. Must... exercise... self... control... must... finish.. writing... article...
We shall blindly follow the instructions on the box to reduce our chances of getting our jaws locked in an attempt to bite into the luscious... chocolate orange.
Steady now gang, elevate your chocolate orange around your palm's grasp, defying all forces of gravity on our mini globe friend and just when it least expects, give it to 'em nice and quick...!
Whack the chocolate orange with all your might! Shake the neighborhood into thinking there's an earthquake taking place in your city! For the love of God whack the orange silly! Whack! Whack! Take that and that and that!
Ok let's not overdo it; we want to end up with chocolate orange slices not chocolate powder.
So how did our chocolate orange fare? Did it survive? Did we kill it with our Hulk-like powers?
Would you look at that! How smart is this chocolate? It knows to break off into orange-like slices for folks to pick up and pop into their mouths! All this from a little bit of whacking!
I daresay there are very few anger management programs that let you whack something really hard and break it, only to be rewarded with mouth-watering chocolate orange later! We love you Mr. Terry Chocolate man sir for creating such brilliant chocolate!
ET: E.T. goooo.... hoooooomee...
FM: Suit yourself alien boy, that means more chocolate orange slices for me... yumm....
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The official website. Check out the "Range" section where the site shows you all these other Chocolate Orange products. I want some more. :(
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|WHAT READERS SAY ABOUT Whacky Chocolate Orange!:|
#48. I love these, my parents are scottish so i grew up with these, when we go to scotland that is. But the problem is i'm australian and thats where we live in OLD and there is none in our local Woolworths or coles or IGA. I am really disipointed with this and want to know how to get some fast for one of my english friends for his birthday.
Posted by Taya - Website on 20-Apr-2009, 11:54 MYT
#45. Hey SUET, thanks for the chocs! Sure tak basi ah? U did mention about having year-old Terrys.
#44. This is my second year getting the chocs, so I thought you'd enjoy one (last year they were too crushed, dang). Thanks for the lovely dinner and company!
#42. I've given these for Christmas presents for years but this year I can't find them!! Wahhhh! All my friends will be so whacked out -- they count on me giving these wonderful chocolate oranges. Where are they this year??? I am in southern U.S. I've looked at Wal-mart, Target, Rite Aid and Publix.
#41. i grew in the town that makes these delightful chocolates - York. I used to be able to smell them making them! so mourish!
#40. whoaa. these things are THE BEST!!! i loooooove the choc-orange combo. hav u ever had those choc-orange sticks? its a posh version of the same stuff, makes it suitable for high tea hahahah
#39. Eckerd, Eckerd, Eckerd! That's where I found them today. I too buy them every Christmas (kind of tradition now) and they continue to get harder to find. I visited many stores in the NYC area and finally tonight: success! They had a whole rack full of them.
#38. I NEED TO START BUY THIS CHOCLATE ORANGE THING IN BULK. I WORK FOR THE DOUBLETREE HOTEL IN ORANGE, CA AND WE ARE THE BIGGEST HOTEL IN ORANGE AND WANT TO HAND THESE OUT TO EACH ONE OF ARE GUEST
#37. Terry's Choc orange is available here in Australia. Although I haven't bought one recently - they were, and probably still are, easy to find in any supermarket..! On another junk food-related topic - I remember when I was in Malaysia a couple of years back, the range of 'twisties' flavours was amazing, in comparison to only cheese or chicken flavours available here (supposedly twisties are originally from Aust)....
#36. hey. I love chocolate orange. they sell it in here in Australia but in bars (but still from terry's) for bout $1 (RM 3). Ive been to Malaysia 14 times (since i was born 15 years ago) and there's none there but when i go to the UK there's a whole shelf full of them in the supermarket. Waduh!! Malaysia should really start importing them before i go to Malaysia in 6 weeks time.
#35. LOL, I lOvE IT!!!
#34. SUET: LOL. I have one choco orange left in the fridge. Unfortunately I left it in there so long that it has passed its expiration date since July 2004. *Sigh*.
#32. We LOVE Whack and Unwrap, but can not find them in San Diego, CA. A gift from MT were our first and only treat enjoying it.
#31. christmas just isn't christmas without a chocolate orange. i found mine at eckerd drug store.
#30. Help....I can't find this orange anywhere. My daughter wants one for Christmas.
#29. My Dad loves a chocolate orange for Christmas, but I am as bit of a chocolate snob, I prefer a higher percentage of cocoa in my chocolate, Green and Blacks, Lindt etc. Does anyone know of any other company, God forbid, that makes a similar orange shape made from nice chocolate?
#28. all i want for christmas is a chocolate orange! so i asked my fantastic sister, who always understands me and gets me whatever i want. and she stumbled unto your site. i was pleased to see i'm not the only fan! ps you wrote this one october first, my birthday!
#27. Hi there, discovered ya site by bloghopping. Anywaaaaaaaay..I LOVE TERRY'S CHOCOLATE ORANGE Used to eat 'em a lot back then but now aiyak, no avail. Thanks for the delectable insight
#25. Hi Fairy,
#24. Fieza, those chocolate oranges are da bomb aren't they? I hear they've been around for a while, so I'm not entirely surprised that they haven't changed the packaging in over 7 years.
#23. hi chocmaniaaaa
#22. Ok..I just have to say this...Your website is like one of the coolest site i have ever seen..U think i might exaggerate rite? Nope ..trust me..Your article is just so hysterical..It makes me want to roll on the floor laughing.. ..By the way, I lived in England way back before...for 3 years..And I have TRIED this chocolate orange before..and I agree totally with u..It just taste so damn fine..Although I think they should change the packaging...I mean it looked exactly like that 7 years ago!! Hurmm.... ...But it look nice anyway..hehhe..Just love the way they shaped the chocolate to look like oranges..So hard to resist..Do anything to get my hands on them... ..Even killing your E.T....muahahha... ..
#21. saya ngak erti!..heheh..takper takper.. bila dah terer saya akan consult balik. anyway, watched the music video from project pop. Tgk 10 kali, 10 kali tergelak lagi...
#20. LINA: To the best of my knowledge this chocolate orange tidak ada di Malaysia. And by the sounds of the gripes from a Singaporean named Rafthah in this comment section, it doesn't seem to be available down there either! I was even speaking to a friend in Holland and he tells me it's not even sold there; he says he gets his supply of Chocolate Oranges from holidaying in England. Heh.
#18. cik fairy..hehe
#17. Nicely done whack, Fairy! I think the Brits created this especially so they can delicately eat their choclates and minimising mess that chocs can make. I would suggest to anyone trying this whack job chockie to try the orange flavored first, as the raspberry is somewhat overpoweringly sweet. Fairy, I think a review on good dental hygiene is due next.
#16. Rafthah, my article's not evil. It's educational. At least I'm exposing you guys to new things right?
#14. its quite evil of you to post this here when you know we cant get it anywhere near usss!!!!!!
#13. oo ye kee.. kalo begitu sama la citarasa kite.. cokelat with orange. apa kate mbak fai belikan, kite plak rasa .
#12. halla.....fairy!!i want one!!i want one!!!!!
#11. Ugh tak de ni chocolate kat indo, I guess. but let me find it here. hope i'll have a luck. Fai, ada masa tulis your favourite lollypop tak? macam chupa cups, it can be found all around the world I think
#10. Im, Terry's Chocolate Orange tu sebesar buah oren. Rasa dia macam cokelat plus oren. Sedap.
#9. tgk time u pegang cekelat tuh nampak besar packing die. besar ye fai?
#8. fairy.. masa aku study kat UK dulu.. aku bukan penggemar coklat.. tapi aku akan beli terry's Orange tu.. untuk seronok2.. ahakss.. lepas aku hentak and bukak.. jemput kawan aku kendurikan.. aku nak habiskan satu slice pon makan tahun jugaks..
#7. Hi farah!
#6. Yeah, because I didn't know about the chocolate before so I wouldn't recognize it even if it's in front of me. I'll keep an eye out next time and report back
#5. Wira, look hard in the chocolate aisles of Kroger, Walmart or wherever it is you go do your grocery shopping, it has to be there. Keep your eyes peeled. Heh.
#4. You have a really good descriptive skills there Makes me want to get every kind of food you write about But I'd never saw one of these chocolates, maybe I didn't look hard enough.
#3. Adhe, the chocolate memang ada rasa orangenya kok (I mentioned it in my article: "thick spherical chocolate flavored with a dash of orange"). Enak lho! Jadi kalau ada teman yang mau pulang dari US/UK, just let them know your wish list my friend, make sure Terry's chocolate orange is on there!
#2. Whooppss.. it's chocolate orange yah.. hmm jd wondering.. ini chocolate that has the scent and taste of an orange, or just a mere chocolate that looks like an orange..? .... misteri...
#1. Bravo!!! Encore!!! You make this article from a mere Orange chocolate to an extra dimensional, extra terrestrial, heart throbbing, alienating and persuasive article... huuu jd pengin tau rasanya.. makes my mouth water you know? Know? You...
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